mycetocyte
n. [Gr. mykes, fungus; kytos, container]
A large, polyploid cell containing intracellular mutualistic and commensalistic microsymbiotes; one of many cells that make up the mycetome; see symbiosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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